Halloween Tips

Do Halloween Dangers Lurk at Your Entryway? Is your front entryway ready for Halloween visitors? Keep everything fun and accident-free with these seven safety tips. Read Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. Copyright 2015 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

Renting vs Buying a Home

Buying A Home Is Now 38% Cheaper Than Renting as Posted on Forbes.com by Trulia contributor Is renting or buying a better financial bet? Every six months, Trulia’s chief economist Jed Kolko runs the numbers to answer that question… (READ MORE)

QR Code – Quick Response Code

  A QR Code (Quick Response Code) is a type of bar coding that utilizes square pixels rather than the standard bars that can be scanned from a smart phone and provide additional information on a property or link to a tour or website.  QR Codes are becoming popular in all types of marketing, including real estate. … Read More

Consumer Finance Protection Bureau ( CFPB )

CFPB – Consumer Finance Protection Bureau – a government agency created to protect consumers by carrying out federal consumer financial laws by supervising banks, credit unions, and other financial companies.  The bureau works to make regulations and guidance as clear and streamlined as possible so providers of consumer financial products and services can follow the… Read More

Using On-Line Valuations to Price a Home

REThink Real Estate Tara-Nicholle Nelson Q: Knowing that I would be selling my home, I have been following price ranges for comparable properties to my home on a couple of major real estate websites. Now that I am ready to list, all the agents I’ve talked to say that the websites are so out of… Read More

5 Things Buyers Need to Know to Purchase a Home

Keep Your Home Purchase on Track By: G. M. Filisko Published: March 30, 2010 You’ve found your dream home. Make sure missteps don’t prevent a successful closing. 1. Be truthful on your mortgage application You may think fudging your income a little or omitting debts when applying for a mortgage will go unnoticed. Not true…. Read More

The Art of Negotiation…..and Why It Matters to You.

Negotiations can get tricky.  If you are the buyer looking for homes for sale in Hot Springs you don’t want to pay too much for your dream home, but you don’t want to come in so low that you offend the Seller, making the negotiations tough right out of the gate. I have seen buyers make… Read More

Last Minute Real Estate Regrets-How to Combat Them,

By Tara from Trulia, Any time you make a major commitment, financial decision or move to the next step in your life, there’s a chance you’ll have regrets at the last minute. Just as brides and grooms commonly experience cold feet before they walk down the aisle, many a home buyer has found themselves sitting… Read More

The Three Top Real Estate Deal Killers

Once upon a time, home buying was a much less dramatic affair than it is today.  The house hunt was fun, if suspenseful, and then there was another exciting whirlwind of inspections, closing and moving in. Today, though, as soon as buyers get the gumption to jump off the rent vs. buy fence, they find… Read More

How to avoid surprises at the closing table

Read my lips: no new bills (or other financial blips). Most savvy buyers know better than to run out and buy a car while they’re trying to buy a home.  But you’d be surprised at how many don’t think twice before opening new credit accounts to buy appliances or finance the kitchen remodeling work they… Read More